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that michael loftuss, a fellow, and angela sheldon, a senator of senator hatch, be allowed privileges on the floor during debate and votes on senate s. 47. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. cornyn: mr. president, i come to the floor to respond to some of the debate on the violence against women act reauthorization which i believe misstate the law and the content of the underlying bill, specifically as it relates to tribal court jurisdiction. first of all, i start from the premise that tribal courts should be able to prosecute domestic violence cases that occur on tribal lands involving tribal members, and the question is under what procedure, what practice is it appropriate for them to attain jurisdiction over nontribal members who commit these acts of domestic violence who they wish to prosecute in tribal courts. i'm not here to question the integrity of the tribal court system for tribe members. the only question on the table is whether tribal courts under the law that applies to these tribal courts, is required to protect the constitutional rights of nontribe members wh
. [applause] thank you for the introduction, angela. i would like to point out that this is her first responsibility and job as host of these luncheons. [applause] recently it was asked whether or not i missed the congress. i said yes, but not particularly this one. pointing out that even though i am long forgotten as a candidate, i might actually have an address with 1600 on it, although it is 1600 eiger street. [laughter] there were times when january 3, when an amendment was offered to the fiscal cliff legislation. two years ago, he would've told me that i be standing before you and talking about the film and television industry, i would be asking what you were doing. i would not assume i be in this position. the last movie that i saw was the heffalump movie with my children. i must tell you that the last two years have been very interesting. my friend dan glickman, he spent several years at the nmpaa. there are a number of people here in the audience who are with the motion picture association. educating me about the industry and what we can do to help. i am grateful to them for s
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